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March 26th

Bloody Mary Fest

Howlin' Wolf, 12PM

Over a dozen NOLA spots offer their best bloodies, plus food

 

Alternative Medicine Symposium

Magnolia Yoga Studio, 1PM

Free female-led discussion and open house

 

Red

Playmakers Theater, 2PM

Final staging of drama about painter Mark Rothko

 

Jamie Galloway Crawfish Boil

Maple Leaf Bar, 3PM

5th annual boil commemorating the life of the beloved chef and musician

 

LGBT Spring Fest

Woonderland Production Studios, 3PM

Live music, drinks, water slides, more

 

Music Under the Oaks

Audubon Park, 5PM

LPO Woodwind Quintet performs

 

Palmetto Bug Stompers 

d.b.a., 6PM

Local trad jazz masters

 

Board Game Night

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City  Book Shop, 6PM

Bring games, or join one at the store

 

Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf Den, 10PM

Mix of brass standards and funky covers

 

Pat Casey & the New Sound

Spotted Cat, 10PM

Boundary pushing fusion jazz

 

Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10PM

Krown on the B3 with Russell Batiste and Walter “Wolfman” Washington

New Orleans Cop Charged With Hiding Evidence Before Boys Allegedly Shot Officer Holloway


Answers to the questions surrounding the shooting death of Officer Daryle Holloway are beginning to emerge. On Monday (7.06). New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Officer Wardell Johnson was placed on emergency suspension and arrested. He is accused of hiding evidence during the initial arrest of Travis Boys. Boys allegedly shot Holloway hours later.


New Commander In At PIB


Since a scathing 2011 Department of Justice report, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD)’s Public Integrity Bureau (PIB) has been busy. The unit has also seen several new faces at the top. On Tuesday, the trend continued with a new Commander at PIB.


NOPD Detective Charged in Domestic Abuse Case


A New Orleans police detective was charged with attempted second degree murder and simple battery Friday, according to a department news release. The charges against Robert Hurst stem from a domestic abuse incident, police said.


NOPD Cop Loses Badge Over Bounced Check


A New Orleans cop was fired for dipping below NOPD's moral standards after he bounced a check, and got caught eight years later. Jeremy Wilcox, who worked with the department's Second District, wrote a bad check for more than $2,000 in St. Charles Parish and took his license plate off his truck, the department announced Tuesday.


NOPD Officer Resigns After Lying About Hit-and-Run


A day after his second hit-and-run incident with a parked car in a year, a longtime NOPD officer resigned Friday. In his latest incident, Roger Jones slammed into a parked car Tuesday morning in his personal vehicle and kept going, according to police. The 15-year police officer initially told cops that his car was stolen from the French Quarter. 


NOPD Officer Jason Giroir Resigns Over Trayvon Martin Comment


By Shay Sokol

At 3 p.m. today, Officer Jason Giroir – the man behind the “thug” comment - resigned after Public Integrity Bureau Chief Arlinda Westbrook notified him that allegations of misconduct against him stuck, and that NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas called for a pre-termination hearing for Giroir. Giroir posted the online comment on wwltv.com referring to Trayvon Martin. “Act like a Thug Die like one!” he wrote Sunday.


NOPD: Cop Who Killed Gentilly Man Has Not Given Statement to Police


By Shay Sokol

As all eyes are on NOPD after Officer Joshua Colclough killed 20-year-old Wendell Allen while he was unarmed during a pot bust in a Gentilly house last Wedndsday, March 8, NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas continued the slow trickle of information about the incident tonight. As a part of the “completely transparent” ongoing investigation both Serpas and Mayor Landrieu promised, today's update says NOPD has been unable to obtain a voluntary statement from Officer Colclough, who fired his service weapon one time, fatally wounding Wendell Allen.


Serpas: Man Killed by Cops Fired 14 Shots, Cruiser Camera Wasn't On


by Shay Sokol

In the wake of yesterday’s early morning Mid-City traffic stop gone terribly wrong – where one suspect was killed by police, two officers were shot multiple times, and another suspect was shot in the leg – police released more details today about the incident. At an afternoon press conference, NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas said Officer Jason Giroir pulled over brothers Earl Sipp and Justin Sipp at around 5:30am yesterday in Mid-City for a broken light over the license plate, and possibly other moving traffic violations, including running a stop sign.


FBI Goes Inside NOPD


FBI agents used to have to conduct a raid to get into NOPD offices. But, one chief, two years and three trials later, the Bureau is getting welcomed with arms wide open. As of today, two FBI agents will be stationed in the police department's Public Integrity Bureau, which is the arm responsible for internal investigations. The Bureau agents will help NOPD root out corruption and investigate civil rights violations. They will also train officers how to avoid those civil rights violations.  FBI agents were previously stationed in New Orleans, but did not return after K.


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